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Vicksburg, Mississippi – August 22, 2016 – Taylor James, a UPS truck driver, born James Albert Taylor in Vicksburg, Mississippi is an American contemporary artist that blends elements of R&B/soul, gospel, hip hop and pop.
Influenced by Quincy Jones, James Brown, and the Motown Soundl, Taylor’s love affair with music began as a freshman in high school when he joined the high school band as a percussionist. At seventeen, he began writing, arranging, recording and producing music. While a music major at Jackson State University, he became the drummer and a lead vocalist for the band Wynd Chymes. With that group he toured regionally in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.
His first two singles, “Christmas and You” and “Are You Ready” were penned in 1975 and recorded on the Great Southern Productions (GSP) label. From 1976 to 1990, he wrote, arranged and produced for other artist on the GSP label including Kim Love and Larry Walker. In 1990, he set-up his recording studio and recorded and produced blues artists Willie Clayton and Bobby Rush and gospel groups including the Williams Brothers and the Canton Spirituals.
Taylor recorded and released his first album, No Way Out on the GSP label in 1984. Other releases on the Hearts of Gold Music label include A Taylor-Made Christmas in 2006, 2013’s Good News and Olde School, Say It Me/Living For You in 2014 and this year’s This Time. He is currently in the studio working on several singles and an album that is being produced by the former R. Kelly guitarist, Patrick “Guitarboy” Hayes. This project is scheduled to be completed in late September or early October
More information can be found on heartsofgoldrecording.com.